Unpopular Opinion: I Like The New WordPress 5.0

Ashley Longshore, NOLA, Louisiana, painter, magazine street, travel, pink, bright colours, artist, casie stewart, blogger, travel blogger

I installed the new WP 5.0 that came out last week right away. I like to be the first to try things out. I’ve always been an early adopter. There are a few glitches but I believe this is the start of a new, modern, flexible WordPress. It gives you so much more customization in the way your work is displayed, photos, galleries, quotes.

I ran into an issue when I first installed WP 5.0 where it reverted me back to the Classic Editor. I lost Gutenberg when I installed 5.0 then I installed the Classic Editor and couldn’t get Gutenberg back. I searched a whole bunch of WP developer forums and it was VERY CLEAR, people HATE Gutenberg and they HATE Blocks. To fix it I disabled the Classic Editor plugin, and deleted, reinstalled the Gutenberg editor. I also disabled Page Builder (Site Origin) and a couple other plugins that I wasn’t using and probably weren’t updated for WP 5.0.

I blogged about my fav parts of the new Gutenberg Editor back in August when it was released here.

One of my favourite things in the new editor is how you can display images wide across the page. I love the way galleries look stretched out instead of just within the pixel width of your blog text. So pretty. These photos are from Ashley Longshore gallery in New Orleans, LA.

What are your thoughts on the new WordPress, do you love it or do you hate it?

Comments open!


  1. December 25, 2018 / 4:00 am

    Nope, don’t like it at all. I want thumbnail images to introduce sections on the page. Used to be really easy but you just can’t do it anymore.

    I want to add a simple div to display some content – you can’t do this any more.

    A lot of plugins that use the editor don’t work anymore.

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